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June 2010 Blog Posts (27)

Women’s Business Development Center Honors Exemplary Child Care Providers and Activists at 12th Annual Child Care Business Expo



Receiving awards at the 12th Annual Child Care Applause Awards Breakfast, presented by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), are (beginning third from left) Jeanne Neifert, owner of All My Children Child Care and a long-time advocate for the rights of children, 2010 Friend of Child Care Award Winner; Martina Rocha, owner of Best Friends Day Care, 2010 Child Care Activist Award Winner; and Camille Gant, owner of Quality Care, Child… Continue

Added by News on June 30, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

What to Do When ‘Los Abuelos’ Need Assistance According to Matrix Home Care



In many Hispanic families, los abuelos provide a strong foundation for younger generations. That can create a difficult situation when an aging abuelo (grandfather), abuela (grandmother), tio (uncle) or tia (aunt) needs assistance. “Hispanic families know that aging is a natural part of life,” said Alexander Fiuza, PhD, director of client services for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Matrix Home Care. “Our abuelos have worked hard in this country… Continue

Added by News on June 30, 2010 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

Study Examines Unemployment Rates by Color and Ethnicity

As unemployment continues to be a strain on Americans, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

shows the pain is greater for many Black and Hispanic families. Their unemployment rates have been higher than the rate for Caucasians in several large metropolitan areas, with one of the sharpest divides found in Memphis.



Emily Eisenhauer, a researcher with EPI, says this information should be kept in mind when designing economic recovery programs, if they are to be… Continue

Added by News on June 30, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America



Of the 13 recessions that the American public has endured since the Great Depression of 1929-33, none has presented a more punishing combination of length, breadth and depth than this one.A new Pew Research survey finds that 30 months after it began, the Great Recession has led to a downsizing of Americans’ expectations about their retirements and their children’s future; a new frugality in their spending and borrowing habits; and a concern that… Continue

Added by News on June 30, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

U.S. Hispanics: A $257 billion telecom services market

Hispanics in the United States are emerging as a powerful telecom services buying force. According to The Insight Research Corp.'s new report "US Hispanic Use of Telecommunications Services 2010-2015," U.S. Hispanic communities will spend $257 billion on telecommunications services, accounting for 17 percent of all residential telecom expenditures.





Not surprisingly, the report illustrates that a big contributor to this growth are people under age 18. This segment will spend more… Continue

Added by News on June 30, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

Telemundo bowing novela on digital platforms

Telemundo, the No. 2 U.S. network targeting Hispanics, will for the first time premiere in full a primetime novela across the network's digital platforms via a hybrid distribution model before the serial's broadcast debut.



Leveraging MSN technology, Telemundo's programming move centers on "Las Aparicio," a 120-episode soap that will launch in August at Telemundo.com on a new HD broadband player developed specifically for Telemundo and supported by Microsoft.



The novela… Continue

Added by News on June 30, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments

Poll: Immigration Tops Economy for Latino Voters

A new poll shows the divisive immigration debate is weighing heavily on the minds of Latino voters in

four key states - including Colorado.



The poll samples 1,600 registered Latino voters in four states with influential Latino voting blocks; California, Texas, Florida and Colorado. It finds that immigration reform is the single most important issue for voters, trumping even the economy and jobs. The release corresponds with the annual meeting of the National Association of Latino… Continue

Added by News on June 29, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

Candidates Debate for Latino Memphis

The issues in Memphis are no longer just black and white. Monday, Shelby county candidates focused on the local Hispanic population in the first ever political debate hosted by "Latino Memphis."



Candidates running for Shelby County Mayor, Sheriff and Commissioner were on hand inside the Latino Memphis forum room debating on issues that affect the Latino community. Monday was the first time candidates running

for Shelby county office held a debate for the Hispanic interest group,… Continue

Added by News on June 28, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Lakeside Community Development Corporation

Lakeside Community Development Corporation



In tough times like these, the last thing you want to worry about is the roof over your head.



If you are in need of housing assistance, are looking for an affordable apartment, or are trying to avoid foreclosure on your home, call Lakeside Community Development Corporation. Lakeside is a HUD-certified nonprofit housing counseling agency that offers a range of programs, including renters… Continue

Added by News on June 23, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

Taste of Chicago iPhone App available for FREE download

PRESS RELEASE



WHAT: NEW! Taste of Chicago iPhone App available for FREE download





WHEN: TODAY through the Taste of Chicago

June 25-July 4 in Grant Park…



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Added by News on June 22, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Hispanics pump up Maryland and Virginia populations

Hispanics fueled much of the population growth in Maryland and Virginia last year, mirroring a pattern echoed around the country, according to census statistics released Thursday.2009 were Hispanic. In Virginia, Hispanics represented a third of the state's 113,000 new residents. In contrast, most of the District's population gain came from non-Hispanic whites, part of a shift that is expected to affect the mayoral election this fall.



Even the recession did not dampen population… Continue

Added by News on June 17, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Mexican investment in U.S. companies soaring

A new kind of Mexican immigrant is making it big in the United States: huge Mexican corporations that are snapping up U.S. brand names, opening U.S. factories and investing millions of pesos north of the border.



From Thomas' English muffins to Borden milk, Saks Fifth Avenue department stores to the New York Times newspaper, Mexican investors have taken advantage of low interest rates and depressed prices during the economic crisis to quietly expand their holdings in "el norte."New… Continue

Added by News on June 17, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Actress Eva Longoria Parker, Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval and Broadway Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda to be Honored at CHCI 33rd Annual Awards Gala



The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced its 2010 highest honors to be awarded at its 33rd Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The event is hosted by Toyota.



Actress, activist, and philanthropist Eva Longoria Parker, and jazz legend, classical musician, professor, and international music ambassador Arturo Sandoval will each receive a 2010 Medallion of Excellence for… Continue

Added by News on June 15, 2010 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Harvard hosting 6 UH students



Being a role model is nothing new for students at the University of Houston's Academic Achievers program. Most are the first in their family to go to college, and they know their younger siblings and classmates are watching. "We have to set a good example," said Eva Briones, 22. But the expectations are about to rise.



Briones and five other UH students are at Harvard University this week for a program with the lofty goal of creating a… Continue

Added by News on June 15, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

El Gobernador seeks the votes of Texas' Latinos

Gov. Rick Perry turned into El Gobernador Tejano on Friday, wrapping himself in the Spanish history of provincial Tejas as campaigners said they want him to win 50 percent of Hispanic voters.Harking back to Spanish colonial Gov. Domingo Teran, Perry told a Hispanic Republicans breakfast that party values of faith and free enterprise match "Hispanic values":



"This is the home of a Hispanic in America -- the Republican Party." He even asked the crowd of about 300 to text-message him a… Continue

Added by News on June 15, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

On Path to "Assimilation," Latino Immigrants Cross the Colorline

With draconian anti-immigrant laws and deportation dragnets In high gear, it looks like America's racial barriers are hardening against the Latino community. But who draws those lines? Researchers from University of Illinois and Ohio State have examined the forms of racial identity that immigrants take on when moving into the "mainstream." While the Latino population incorporates a variety of colors, languages and cultures, institutional racism appears to be breaking up the community along… Continue

Added by News on June 14, 2010 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

Minority Births Drive Growth in U.S. Diversity

Minority Children are a Majority in More than 500 U.S. Counties, Researchers Say

Record levels of births among minorities in the past decade are moving the USA a step closer to a demographic milestone in which no group commands a majority, new Census estimates show.



Minorities accounted for almost 49% of U.S. births in the year ending July 1, 2009, a record high, according to data released Thursday. They make up more than half the… Continue

Added by News on June 12, 2010 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Budweiser's Goal During the World Cup: Kick in $500 for Each Score, to Benefit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund



For each goal scored during the FIFA World Cup™ that starts this Friday in South Africa, Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser will donate $500 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), up to $100,000.



This is the latest in Anheuser-Busch's longtime support of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. The company began supporting the HSF in…

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Added by News on June 10, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

Seeking to shore up Hispanic graduation rates, colleges learn it's all in the family

When Roberto Rodriguez arrived at the University of California campus here four years ago, he felt the emotional tug home so many other Hispanic first-generation college students talk about. His parents wanted him out of their battle-scarred south-central Los Angeles neighborhood and in college. But his mother also didn't want him to stray too far from their home.



Three years and some bumps later, with graduation within reach, Roberto's father suffered a

heart attack and was… Continue

Added by News on June 9, 2010 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Latina Students from Across the Country Selected to Partake in National Summer Leadership Program in Washington, DC



Following a nationwide search for the National Hispana Leadership Institute's 2010 class of the Latinas Learning to Lead Program, the 22 selected Latina college students arrive in Washington, DC this Saturday to participate in the program from June 12-19 held at The Catholic University of America campus.Uniquely designed to develop the next generation of Latina leaders, the program combines leadership training with technical and practical… Continue

Added by News on June 9, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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